Newcomers to Canada
Manitoba Start –  referral service for newcomers to Manitoba setting up permanent residence in Winnipeg, and provides access to employment programs. Call 204-944-8833.
Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) - Some newcomers may also qualify for assistance through Manitoba’s EIA program. Call 204-948-4000 (Winnipeg) or 1-877-812-0014 (outside Winnipeg).

Welcome Centres - provide reception services for government-assisted refugees, as well as settlement services, including referral to community services for all refugees.

New Journey Housing - resource centre for newcomer housing in Manitoba, with a focus on Winnipeg. Provides help, assistance, and resources to guide newcomers to rent, purchase housing, and manage their money. Call 204-942-2238.

Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) - operates a transitional housing complex for newcomer families as well as a Community Resource program connecting community members with employment, education, and health resources. Call 204-943-8765 or email

Naomi House - transitional home for arriving refugees and asylum seekers in Winnipeg. Call 204-415-1754.

Immigrant Centre of Manitoba – provides settlement supports, access to a language bank, employment services, workplace entry programs, cooking and nutrition classes, computer training, and a lending library. Call 204-943-9158.

Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organizations (MANSO) - umbrella organization for settlement service providers in Manitoba. Maintains an extensive list of services for newcomers across Manitoba.



Booklet (2018)

Project summary